Replica of Pre-Columbian, single loop stirrup vessel imitative of the Moche culture. Modeled as a hybrid anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figure with elaborate head decoration, collar, it has large fangs and earlike projections. the Moche were known for combining human and animal forms to create hybrid figures. Crafted in the north of Peru.
This replica of a Pre-Columbian a ceramic holloware stirrup spout vessel, or bottle, shows birds carved into the sides of the stirrup / handle and also flanking either side where it meets the vessel. Atop the stirrup where the spout and bowl come together, is a monkey-like creature hanging on. Engraved into the bottom of the scene of an anthro-zoomorphic duel in which two figures appear to be engaged in battle, or maybe depicting a shamanic dream. An engaging piece. Attractive blackware. Handcrafted in the north of Peru.